Black Diamond Had Amazing Voter Turn Out for By-election

Tour_of_Alberta_Black_Diamond-150x97.jpgAn amazing 674 voters turned out to vote yesterday at the Town’s By-election.

Here are your unofficial results – these will be confirmed by noon on August 26th, 2016.


Glen Fagan – 407

Les Miller – 263


Brian Marconi – 342 

David Geske – 317

Here are the bios of the successful candidates.

Glen Fagan

Glen FaganI am married with adult children. I have lived in Black Diamond for 8½ years. Presently, I am employed as a Director with Dixon Networks. However, I will soon be reducing my involvement to part time consulting.

I have over 35 years’ experience in the telecom industry in engineering, regional manager and director level roles. I have been responsible for operational, maintenance and capital budgets in excess of $4 million and capital build programs to $100 million.

Over the last 18 months, I have been involved with the BD Concerned Tax Payers Group working to reduce residential taxation in our town. I have attended council, budget, committee or the whole and subcommittee meetings. Together with the group I represent, I have organized several highly successful community engagement meetings to share information, gather your input and hear your concerns. I believe that my business experience, community involvement and personal commitment to

I believe that my business experience, community involvement and personal commitment to engaging council over the last 18 months has put me in the best position to represent this community as mayor.

Brian MarconiBrian Marconi

Black Diamond resident since July 2014. Have attended 98% of council meetings over the last 18 months and participated in the 15 minute Q&A at each Council meeting attended.

Education: Business Administration with an Industrial Engineering major. Supplemented with courses on Marketing, Business Law, Real Estate Law and Project Management. Experience:

 2 years Inventory Management with a major B.C. Heavy Equipment Industrial Dealership

 35 years in the Marketing departments of two major oil corporations with positions of increasing responsibilities including:

o Managing a 35-unit data center, which included the amalgamation/merger/consolidation of three medium sized data centres into one.

o 11 years in advertising, brand marketing and major event promotions while managing a $7 million yearly budget

o Project leader responsible for the stewardship, development, timeliness, and budgeting and the cost control of many projects with all projects completed ahead of schedule, under budget and exceeding all sales targets.

 Semi retirement has included the following opportunities:

o Nine months part time framing estate homes in SE Calgary

o Six months part time Pre-occupancy Technician for a major new residential homebuilder in SW Calgary.

o Five years part time Maintenance in a 65-bed Long Term Care Facility o Owner/operator of a Landscape company.

o Presently, two years part time with a local new residential homebuilder as the Recycling Coordinator.


 Director, Canuck Place Foundation Board for 3 years (fund raising organization for Canuck Place, a hospice for terminally ill children located in Vancouver BC)

 President, Mt Royal Care Employee Association for 2 years (101 members).

 Member, Griffiths Senior Centre

Contact: Email: Cell: 403-466-0339



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